Yves Bissouma has been backed to get “better and better” after impressing at Molineux.

The former Lille midfielder has kept his place despite the return to fitness of Dale Stephens.

He was arguably the pick of a composed, confident and well-organised Seagulls display as they drew 0-0 with Wolves.

It was his third consecutive start and he looks well-placed to extend that run when Arsenal visit the Amex on Saturday

Head coach Graham Potter said: “He has had to be patient this season but recently he has been doing really well, training really well.

“I thought it was probably his best performance, certainly his best that I’ve seen.

“He won a lot of balls back and physically he is in a good place at the moment.

“He will get better and better the more he plays.

“He shows a discipline and quality so I am really pleased for him.”

Alexis Mac Allister made a promising debut off the bench and will hope for more time against the Gunners.

Mac Allister was given a warm welcome by Albion fans when he joined the action.

Potter added: “We are really happy for him. I know people are itching to see him on the pitch and so are we – and so is he.”